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John Curtis Christian has the luxury of two returning starters at quarterback. Last year, 2013 QB Patrick Morton began the season as the starter, but when Morton was sidelined due to injury, then-frosh Abby Touzet stepped in and the Patriots didn't miss a beat. Morton and Touzet combined to lead John Curtis to a 14-0 record and the 2011 Class 2A state title, and both will get playing time this fall, according to legendary Patriots' head coach, J.T. Curtis, Jr. "Summer is coming along great," said Touzet, who has great size for his age at 6-2, 220 pounds. "We had 7-on-7 against ourselves yesterday. We were doing a lot of work on the perimeter. "Patrick is coming along good (following his injury), and I'm proud of him. Having both of us at quarterback will make the team better." Has Touzet made any camps this summer? "Not this year, but in the future I'll probably camp at Tulane, LSU, Alabama and the Peyton Manning camp (Manning Passing Academmy)," he answered. "I really like LSU. They're always a top ten team, and LSU is close to home. I wouldn't have to go far to college if I go to LSU. A lot of players at Curtis talk about going to LSU. Malachi Dupre ('14 WR with four offers) talks about it. Terrence Alexander ('14 CB with two offers) talks about it, but he really likes Ole Miss." Ole Miss has offered both Dupre and Alexander. LSU signed TE Dillon Gordon from John Curtis this year, and Touzet and Gordon are very close. The pair attended an LSU game (vs. Western Kentucky) together last year (along with Carver WR Raheem Falkins, who has since committed to Alabama). "Dillon will do great at LSU," said Touzet, who completed 4-of-6 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown (to '14 RB Raekwon James) in the 2011 state title game (33-3 win over Winnfield). "I'm not sure if LSU will keep Dillon at tight end or move him to offensive line, but they'll put him to good use." Alabama signed DB Robby Green from Curtis a few years ago, and Touzet also favors the Crimson Tide. "I really like Bama," he said "I love the way Coach (Nick) Saban coaches." Curtis, which runs the veer option, is primarily known for its ground-oriented offensive attack. "Pat (Morton) is more of a speed rusher, and I'm more of a power runner," said Touzet. John Curtis could assert itself as one of the best teams in the country with a convincing victory on September 7th vs. Plant HS of Tampa, the defending Class 8A state champ in Florida. That game will take in the Superdome in New Orleans. "We're strong on defense," said Touzet, who paused before adding, 'we're strong on offense, too."
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